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Faces recreated from monkey brain signals

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The researchers analysed brain activity in rhesus macaque monkeys Scientists in the US have accurately reconstructed images of human faces by monitoring the responses of monkey brain cells. The brains of primates can resolve different faces with remarkable speed and reliability, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. […]

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ViaSat-2: Satellite goliath goes into orbit

Image copyright ARIANESPACE Image caption The Ariane lifted away from its pad during a tropical rain shower The most powerful commercial broadband satellite ever built has just gone into orbit on an Ariane rocket. ViaSat-2, which is to be stationed above the Americas, has a total throughput capacity of about 300 gigabits per second. The […]

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'Faceless' fish, last seen in 1873, found off Australia

A “faceless” deep-sea fish not seen for more than a century has been rediscovered by a team of international scientists while they researched the depths of a massive abyss off Australia’s east coast. The mission called “Sampling the Abyss”, launched by Museums Victoria, also found species believed to be new to science. (Photo: The ‘faceless’ […]